By Buck Ringgold | Photo by Karen Schwartz
The state semifinal pairings for Class 6AI and 6AII were officially announced Saturday morning by the Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association.
All four 6A semifinal games will kick off at 7 p.m. Friday and will be held at neutral sites.
In 6AI, Tulsa Union will face Broken Arrow at Owasso, while Jenks takes on Mustang in Putnam City. Union and Mustang will be the designated home teams.
This past Friday, Union won its opening-round playoff against Yukon, while Broken Arrow rallied from a double-digit fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Owasso, 41-40. Jenks took care of business against Norman North in its opening-round playoff, while Mustang prevailed against Edmond Santa Fe.
In the 6AII semifinals, Bixby takes on Stillwater at Langston University, while Edmond Deer Creek plays Sand Springs in Yukon. Stillwater and Deer Creek will be the designated home teams.
Bixby will be vying to tie the state 11-man record for consecutive wins at 48, which was set by Wagoner. The Spartans won their 47th straight game this past Friday, beating Putnam City North, while Stillwater prevailed against Tulsa Booker T. Washington.
Both Deer Creek and Sand Springs won its respective opening-round games on the road, with the Antlers prevailing at Choctaw and the Sandites winning at Del City.
The 6AII state championship game takes place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Chad Richison Stadium in Edmond, while the 6AI title game takes place at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4, also at Edmond.
Other state playoff games, from classes 5A to C, will start second-round action this Friday.